Received my Asahi Pentax S1a today !!

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  1. Stratman

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    It's in great condition, except for a small gouge on top of the camera from the slip on flash shoe. Ran a roll of Kodak gold 200 through it tonight, and besides user error on a few shots, everything seems fine. Tried shutter speeds from 1/60 to 1/1000 ( 1/1000 isn't marked, but it's there :lol: ), I used an old Kalimar light meter, and exposures were pretty consistent, except for a few where I forgot to stop the lens down, lol.

    The camera..

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    And a few shots around the house with my Super Takumar 35mm F3.5..

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    Very nice, you've done well. I really liked my SIa's I had 2 or 3 and they were used alongside my Spotmatic F, usually shooting models portfolios and rock concerts.

    In the end I sold them and the Spotmatic to go bayonet fit, so much easier changing lenses fast at concerts :D

    Wonderful cameras, I've now got 2 Spotmatics again, and would love an SIa. But no more cameras !!!!! I've been told :(

    Ian
     
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    I like it. Like to go "old school" now and then, manual camera, handheld meter.... fun stuff. The camera came with the original case in good condition, and a Focal 28mm F2.8 lens, that immediately came off :lol:. I have 4 Takumars, and opted for the Super Tak 35mm F3.5 for these shots. Got the camera for $19.99 including shipping , not a bad deal I think....
     
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    hey i have the same camera, this is probably a stupid question but how do you get your photos to digital with such good quality?

    Jack Scott
     
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    Scotty ... the last time Stratman posted on the Forum was over a year ago.
     
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    Just sold a 300/4 Super Takumar for one of these. The thing was a work of art and focus as smooth as silk.
     
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    quality flat bed scanner maybe
     

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